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Administration Assistant - Part-time

The Abbey School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-4242-228S
  • Posted:06/11/2023
  • Pay:KR4 £21,389-£22,793 (Actual £18,005 - £19,187)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:20/11/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Hours: 37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year - Term Time Only.

Salary: KR4 £21,389-£22,793 (Actual £18,005 - £19,187)

We are seeking to appoint a friendly, efficient, school administrator/receptionist for an immediate start. To act as the first port of call for all visitors and callers, manage telephone enquiries and provide administration support to the school community, with specific responsibility for supporting the Heads of Year and Pastoral Team with the administration of student suspensions. Must have a meticulous eye for detail and be a keen team member.

Duties will include:

• Receive and prioritise incoming telephone calls and deal with them appropriately
• Welcome visitors, staff and students and direct as appropriate
• Provide administrative support to the school community via our service desk requests
• Provide comprehensive and confidential administrative support to the Senior Leadership Team on student behaviour and suspension issues
• Provide accurate data on student suspensions for reports as and when required
• Undertake general administrative services as needed: typing, filing, shredding, photocopying, archiving etc.
• To have a broad and in-depth understanding of the school’s Management Information System (Arbor) – training will be provided
• Input of student records and retrieval of information relating to pupils ensuring the utmost confidentiality
• Assist with administration of school events and activities such as open evenings, parents’ evenings, prize-giving events, school photographs
• Any further duties that the Office Manager or senior team may delegate which are commensurate with the grade of the post.

Benefits of Working with The Howard Academy Trust

CareFirst - Employee Assistance Programme
Access to Benenden Healthcare
Free Flu Jabs
Free Health Checks
Access EarlyPay
Mindfulness Taster Sessions
Skills Network of 30 Free Level 2 8 – 12 week courses
Discounted gym membership at Avenue Tennis, Gillingham
Wellbeing afternoons
Access to Mental Health First Aiders
Free Parking on all our sites

We reserve the right to alter our interview dates and close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will be requested prior to interview for those candidates short-listed. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Howard Academy Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. We are committed to providing a mutually supportive working environment where every individual is respected, valued and included. Applications for flexible working are also welcomed.



Information about the school

The Abbey School is a mixed secondary school with a thriving population of over 1200 students. We believe that school should be a place where young people can discover and develop their own talents. We have high expectations of all our students which are supported by consistently applied systems, structures, rituals and routines across our learning environment. We are a supportive school community including a positive staff team with high staff morale.

The Abbey school recently celebrated some robust results, with 45% of students achieving Maths and English at 4+ (an improvement of 34% from 2017), and record A level results with 52% of grades at A-C. The Abbey school is rated GOOD for quality of education by Ofsted.

The school is situated in the historic market town of Faversham. We aim to provide the highest quality value-added education and excellent pastoral care for all students.

The Abbey proudly joined The Howard Academy Trust on 01st April 2023, a highly successful Trust in which all schools have improved their Ofsted rating since joining or maintained their good rating.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.